Richest People

Top 10 Highest-Paid TV Actors and Actresses

Comedy and drama shows are almost always a hit on TV, which means the actors and actresses who star in those shows stand to earn a lot of money. True enough, the highest-paid TV actors and actresses of 2012 are stars of either a comedy or drama show.

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Top 10 Highest-Paid Celebrities in 2012

Judging by Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of the highest-paid celebrities, it seems the key to amassing huge wealth if you are in the entertainment industry is to neither be in center stage nor directly facing the camera.

Of course, no one can argue that that being an actor, actress, or singer pays relatively a lot. Just ask singers Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and actors Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner who all received two-digit million-dollar incomes in the past year alone and earned for themselves the distinction Highest Paid Young Stars of 2012.

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Top 5 Facebook Billionaires

There are more than 600 million users on Facebook as of January 2011, according to the investment bank Goldman Sachs. If that number is not enough to amaze you, let us simplify that by saying it means — hold your breath — one in every 12 people in the world has a Facebook account.

Such widespread clout undoubtedly translates to power and, of course, money. True enough, five people who are or were connected to Facebook are now considered billionaires. They include the founders and investors of the popular social  networking site (whose disputes were the subject of the movie The Social Network).

If you did watch The Social Network, we’re sure you’re familiar with these five Facebook billionaires.

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Top 10 World’s Richest People 2011

The Forbes list of the World’s Richest Persons for the year 2011 is now out. Familiar names and faces dominate the Top 10, with one woman securing a spot after a drought of several years.

Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim Helu is still the world’s richest man, adding $20.5 billion to his net worth last year, thanks to a stronger Mexican peso, rising stock market, and profitable investments by Helu’s conglomerate firm.

Next is Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who also ranked 2nd to Helu in the 2010 World’s Richest list. Forbes Magazine says, however, that Bill Gates’ No. 2 position is due to his enormous philanthropic donations. It is estimated that Bill Gates has donated around one-third of his entire fortunes to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Had he not made those donations, his net worth would be around $80 billion, making him the world’s wealthiest man.

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Top 10 Richest and Most Powerful Celebrities in the US (2010)

To be a Hollywood celebrity is arguably to be in a position of power. The millions of dollars of earnings and throngs of adulating fans are proof of this.

In the US, Forbes Magazine compiled The Celebrity 100 — a ranking of the top 100 celebrities in the US based on money and fame.

Earnings estimates were based on income from films, TV shows, endorsements, books and other entertainment ventures. Fame was calculated through Google web hits, blog search, appearances on the cover of magazines, and number of Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

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10 Celebrities who Graduated from Harvard or Yale University

As a follow-up to our list of the 10 Most Successful CEO College Drop-outs, we wanted to feature celebrities who also did not finish school but became popular. But then again, aren’t there a lot of stars who did not go to school?

We figured it will be more inspiring and interesting to showcase famous celebrities who not only studied but also received a diploma from either of the two prestigious US schools, Harvard University and Yale University.

Here is our list of the 10 popular stars who went to Harvard or Yale for their undergraduate degrees.

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